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DuPage judge OKs Sterigenics consent order; Company can begin regulatory process to reopen Willowbrook plant
A DuPage County judge has signed off on an agreement that would end a court fight over actions taken by the state of Illinois to shut down Sterigenics' Willowbrook medical device sterilization plant over claims the plant emitted an allegedly cancer-causing chemical into the air.
Pritzker, Raoul deal with Sterigenics 'only decision' to make within the law, despite 'vigilante' efforts of local lawmakers
Three Illinois Republican lawmakers have "aided and abetted the 21st Century version of vigilante justice in place of the rule of law" by backing the claims and actions of activists seeking to shut down Sterigenics, when the company did not violate applicable emissions rules, says air quality consultant and chemist Rich Trzupek.
Acknowledging a new state law was written specifically to target one suburban medical device sterilization plant, a group of state lawmakers have asked a DuPage County judge to reject a deal negotiated between Illinois state officials and Sterigenics to allow the company’s Willowbrook plant potentially to reopen.